TEXTILES AND CLOTHING
Build Your Future in Textiles and Clothing
The Textiles and Clothing Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a textile assistant designer creating prints in CAD and/or the field of a Fit Specialist in garment construction and alterations. Textile designers focus on clothing and apparel. Their objective is to create and design appeal, original patterns and designs. Many specialize and focus on men’s apparel, children’s or women’s fashions. Textile designers use graphic design software and may modify or manipulate images in the process of developing a design. Designs are then transferred to fabrics and materials.
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- Apply online at fullcoll.edu
- Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
- Take the online orientation
- Take assessment exam
- Meet with a Counselor
- Update Personal info in My Gateway
- Register for classes
- Pay fees
Renee Young, Professor
Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salary: $30,930 – $135,160
• Entry Level Fit Specialist
• Textile Assistant Designer
• Custom-bridal designer
• Dress making
• Garment Construction
• CAD Artist
• Alterations Specialist
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations.
Most apparel continues to be produced internationally. As a result, employment of fashion designers in the apparel manufacturing industry is projected to decline about 33 percent over the projection period, slowing the overall employment growth of fashion designers.
However, employment of fashion designers in the retail trade industry is projected to grow about 22 percent over the projection period. Retailers are selling more fashion-inspired clothing, which increases the demand for fashion designers to design clothing and accessories for everyday wear for the mass market.
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Renee Young, Professor
Average Salary in this Field
$135,160 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Entry Level Fit Specialist
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